This is an analysis of the poem Child's Song In Spring that begins with:

The Silver Birch is a dainty lady,
She wears a satin gown; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd XeXe afaf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101001010 110101 0111011110 101101 0101001010 110111 01101001010 110111 1011111010 111100 0101111110 1011101 0101101110 0101011 10111001110 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 143
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; s is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Child's Song In Spring;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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